The €2.5m available will be allocated through three specific calls
Call 3 – Call for applications
THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED
The third call which opened on the 31st July 2014 sought to support the best projects that were derived from Strand 1 (Call for ideas). The call also invited submissions from new applicants with up to €60K available per project. Projects should aim to advance an innovative idea through to the development of a prototype/demonstrator of a technologically innovative product, service or process. Eligible activities included prototype development, trials and testing and the development of a business plan indicating routes for future exploitation.
Guidelines for applicants for Call 3
Call 3 Application Form
Call 2 – Call for partners: Award of up to €150K to develop an innovative ‘market ready’ product, service or process.
THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED
The second call for the CHEST competition was launched on 31st March 2014. The ‘Call for Partners’ strand, awarded up to €150,000 to support the development of innovative, digital based ‘market ready’ products, services or processes. This call supported projects that sought to advance a novel idea or basic research investigation to a stage that could be classified as ready for deployment/initial application within its target market. As with Call 1, the type of the societal challenge targeted was again open, and included any economic, environmental or social problem currently facing European citizens. The deadline for submission to Call 2 was 17.00 CET on the 31st May 2014. The earliest possible start date for projects was the 1st November 2014. Applications were assessed by externally appointed Assessors.
Guidelines for applicants Application form for Call 2
CHEST Grant Agreement
Call 1 – Call for Ideas: Award of up to €6K to investigate an innovative idea
THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED FOR NEW SUBMISSIONS, HOWEVER INTERESTED PARTIES CAN STILL COMMENT ON THE IDEAS SUBMITTED
This call (launched on the 31st January 2014) supported projects that aimed to explore the technical feasibility, social impact potential or commercial viability of an idea. Activities included:
- initial planning to take the project to prototype, including assessing costs, timescales and funding requirements
- market research regarding the need and feasibility of the idea
- assessment of the innovation and competitive landscape
Applications were submitted via the CHEST platform and assessed by the CHEST Community with a crowd-sourcing approach.
Guidelines for applicants